It's been a pretty great week! I hope y'all had a merry Christmas! On Christmas Eve morning we did another free hot chocolate stand with some other sister missionaries, in front of Kroger (we asked permission ahead of time so we didn't get kicked out), and it was good, except that it was like 70 degrees outside! Lots of people took some hot chocolate and light the world cards though! Christmas Day was great too, super busy! We got so much food and visited a lot of people!
Our investigators Andrea and Michael are doing pretty good, Andrea is still recovering from her illness but she's doing much better! We were able to do some service for her this week and they had us over for Christmas dinner! We were talking to Andrea a lot while we were doing service for her, she had lots of little questions, we explained to her that we have a series of lessons we teach people and basically asked her if we could teach them to her (because as of this point we haven't really had a "lesson", just answering her questions etc...), and she said she's super excited to learn them all! And we invited her to be baptized and she said she would love to! She hasn't received an answer about the church or the Book of Mormon yet, but she said she really wants it to be true and hopes this is the true church. So we're excited to start teaching her the lessons!
Our investigator Juanita's doing pretty good, but she sure is a stubborn one. This week we decided to show her the 20 minute restoration video, to help her understand the restoration more. She absolutely loved the video, and the story of Joseph Smith. She told us she has no doubt that he was a prophet, or that the Book of Mormon is true. That's how it is with almost everything we share with her, but for some reason she still won't come to church or agree to baptism. I guess she just doesn't understand the significance of it...there is a huge difference between knowing the gospel in your mind and knowing the gospel in your heart.
Here's a quote I read this week by Howard W. Hunter about charity: “Charity encompasses all other godly virtues. It distinguishes both the beginning and the end of the plan of salvation. When all else fails, charity--Christ’s love--will not fail. It is the greatest of all divine attributes”
Our district! Sisters Patten, Hosman, Me, Evans,
Elder Haws and Fossum.
Merry Christmas Y'all!
Our free hot chocolate stand!